When Meryl Streep gave her anti-Donald Trump speech at the Golden Globes she singled out football and mixed martial arts as the only entertainment Americans would have left if Hollywood were cleared of foreigners and artists. The slight to sports did not go unnoticed by one former professional athlete.
Tony Siragusa, former star defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, did not like what he heard from the millionaire actress. “Goose,” as he is known by fans, is currently a football commentator with Yahoo! Sports and took to his social media to call Streep “a joke!”
“It must be great to have all your friends give you an award for being someone else,” Siragusa wrote, “Did you ever get an award for being you?”
“Btw, athletes ARE real people, we don’t have to pretend to be someone else,” he concluded, “we are real!!!”
— Tony Siragusa (@TonySiragusa) January 9, 2017